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Jan 13, 2017

A wonderful wingspan

                                                                                                                             Barb Zadros
WWild TurkeyW
(Meleagris gallopavo)
Until my wife drew my attention to this photograph, I had never seen a wild turkey, in a photo or in real life, showing its full, almost resplendent wingspan, from such an angle.   How grand!   Male Wild Turkeys are heavy and can weigh anywhere from 11 to 24 lbs.   They have relatively small wings but are agile flyers and usually fly low to the ground for short distances, hence my never having got a good glimpse of one, such as the spectacular profile above.
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